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10-20-2009 @ 7:52PM
I get talbuks on all my characters because they are the prettiest mounts, and I constantly get tells from lowbies and 80s alike asking where I got them. I don't blame people for not knowing; they're fairly obscure, unlocked only after completely a massive quest chain in Nagrand which includes multiple group quests, and even after finishing the quests, you need to grind rep with warbeads to get the rest of the way to exalted.So when people ask me where I got my talbuk, I don't mock them. I do, however, respond with the gravity and reverence the subject deserves, even though I play on a PvP, non-RP server where in-character chat is about as rare as a black unicorn. A typical conversation goes something like this:Stranger: where u get talbukMe: The reins of this talbuk were entrusted to me by the Mag'har of Nagrand, after I won their respect and admiration.Stranger: wut did u need to doMe: I brokered a truce between the Mag'har orcs and a group of invading ogres; I destroyed a Burning Legion invasion force, turning their own foul demonic armaments against hem; and, perhaps most importantly, I restored the confidence of Garrosh Hellscream, son of Grom, by persuading Thrall himself to visit Nagrand with me to convince the wayward son of the heroism of his absent father.Stranger: ... how long did it take u?Me: Earning the trust of the Mag'har took several weeks of dedicated labour, slaying thousands of ogres for their cause, collecting endless warbeads from the corpses of the fallen to submit as proof of my valor. The end result, though, was well worth it: talbuks are swift, tireless, and noble steeds, possessed of unsurpassed grace.Stranger: ok thx[Two minutes later, in trade chat]Trade: [Stranger] were i can buy talbuk??
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